Ranting on Couture vs. Toney
The Ultimate Fighting Championship plans to have Randy Couture fight James “Lights Out” Toney at UFC 118 in Boston. Couture said on MMA30.com that the fight would be fought at a catch weight around 220 pounds.
MY RANT: Randy Couture is in the UFC Hall of Fame. He is a three-time former heavyweight champion and a two-time light-heavyweight champion with 28 professional fights. He is going from wanting to fight the best heavyweight champion of all time in Fedor Emelianenko to fighting an ex-boxer that is making his MMA debut.
James Toney is a really good boxer. However, you have to be on your feet to box. Toney will be on his back within five-to-seven seconds of the opening round. I see him losing by submission within one minute of the first round.
I believe UFC President Dana White is sending a message to the boxing world. Boxers cannot compete with MMA fighters. If you are going to spend your money on a pay-per-view, the best fighters in the world are in MMA.
A better matchup would have been Kimbo Slice against Toney. Moreover, match Couture in the cage with a young fighter like Jon “Bones” Jones.
That's my rant. What is yours?